Japan stops nuclear plant leak

Japan stopped highly radioactivewater leaking into the sea on Wednesday from a crippled nuclearplant, a breakthrough in the battle to contain the worst nuclearcrisis since Chernobyl, but contaminated water was still bepumped into the ocean.
Analysts said the damaged reactors, whose fuel rods operatorTokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) is desperately trying tocool, were still not under control almost a month after theywere hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami.

TEPCO said it had stemmed the radioactive leak using liquidglass at one of six reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant innortheast Japan that were damaged on March 11.

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